Happiness Challenge Day 6

As we are working at feeling better, new ideas and emotions can come up.

We might have great sudden insights into problems that have plagued us. Or we might have painful incidents arise, reminding us of old problems or anxieties.

It’s tempting to pursue and try to wrestle with these ideas and emotions. But we have to remind ourselves that this is not our job.

Your job is to feel better

It’s never our efforts that bring great ideas, and it’s never our efforts that resolve painful issues and emotions.

Instead it’s by feeling better, intentionally giving ourselves feelings of relief and appreciation and contentment, that we make progress.

Bad feelings that crop up or new ideas that come to mind are just signs of the progress we are making.

So don’t get disheartened or distracted. Just feeling good is enough. It’s by feeling good that life will change, not by understanding insights or grappling with painful feelings.

Greater insights await, and negative emotions will have even less hold, as we progress in feeling good.

One thought on “Happiness Challenge Day 6

  1. Romans 5 ►
    Douay-Rheims Bible
    Faith Brings Peace and Joy

    (John 14:27-31)

    1Being justified therefore by faith, let us have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2By whom also we have access through faith into this grace wherein we stand: and glory in the hope of the glory of the sons of God. 3And not only so: but we glory also in tribulation, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4And patience trial; and trial hope; 5And hope confoundeth not: because the charity of God is poured forth in our hearts, by the Holy Ghost who is given to us.

    Christ’s Sacrifice for the Ungodly

    (Genesis 22:1-10; John 3:16-21)

    6For why did Christ, when as yet we were weak, according to the time, die for the ungodly? 7For scarce for a just man will one die: yet perhaps for a good man some one would dare to die. 8But God commendeth his charity towards us: because when as yet we were sinners according to the time. 9Christ died for us. Much more therefore, being now justified by his blood, shall we be saved from wrath through him. 10For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son: much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11And not only so: but also we glory in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received reconciliation.

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